Tuesday, June 07, 2005

.......Long periods of well-being .....

Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.


.....Long periods of well-being and comfort are in general dangerous to all.

After such prolonged periods, weak souls become incapable of weathering any kind of trial.

They are afraid of it.

Yet it is a fact that difficult trials and sufferings can facilitate the growth of the soul.

I know there is a widespread feeling that if we highly value suffering this is masochism.

On the contrary,

it is a significant bravery when we respect suffering

and understand what burdens it places on our soul.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn